Remember when Pictochat used to be the bomb?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by zackfiles, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. zackfiles
    OP

    zackfiles Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    97
    2
    Oct 1, 2008
    Canada
    Vancouver
    What happened to that anyway? I have not yet laid my hands on a DSiXL, 3DS, etc.

    Is it even still there?
     
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,858
    2,673
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    Not sure about the DSi, but the 3DS doesn't have pictochat. Also it was never the bomb here. I managed to accidentally pictochat with a stranger exactly once.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I don't think it was ever the bomb.

    I never remembered it being remotely popular among any DS owners I knew, myself included.
     
  4. zackfiles
    OP

    zackfiles Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    97
    2
    Oct 1, 2008
    Canada
    Vancouver
    Huh, okay. I remember back when my siblings, cousins, and I first received our own NDS's, we would bring them to family dinners at restaurants or boring, stationary events and join a Pictochat chat room to send each other random messages to pass the time.

    Maybe only we found it fun.
     
  5. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Member
    4,946
    2,069
    Aug 29, 2010
    Canada
    Somewhere in this Earth
    ... uh... pictochat wasn't the bomb Never used to be popular that much,
     
  6. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng A not so serious guy tbh... ;D

    Member
    4,244
    1,996
    Aug 15, 2012
    New Caledonia
    Inside your miiind, and poof.
    If it had online features, it would be the bomb.
    But ahh, it was fun giving my ds to my sister taking turns sending messages and handing it back when I was small c:
     
  7. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    8,012
    11,571
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    Pictochat was really shit.

    I think you were the only ones.
     
  8. BAHIM Z 360

    BAHIM Z 360 B-but I'm not a new member :(

    Member
    256
    18
    Nov 9, 2008
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Teh Amala Labyrinth
    Never used it at all :huh:
     
  9. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,828
    684
    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Me and my wife had some fun with it, exchanging naughty messages.... lol but now with the 3DS I expect some 3D pictures will probably replace that.....

    And no that wasn't my 3DS sold at the GameStop! lol
     
  10. qweasd123

    qweasd123 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    117
    3
    Jan 13, 2011
    Pictochat would be good if it worked in the background even when you play games, or if it worked like mail account and people could send messages even when your console is turned off.
    The way it is, when you want to chat, you first need to contact someone and say that you want to talk. But if you have to contact him in some other way... then why use pictochat since you've already contacted him? It's useless.
     
  11. tysonrss

    tysonrss Banned

    Banned
    153
    16
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Lol....pictochat used to be the bomb? Sicne when...

    I was using it on the toilet a few days ago before I got my 3DS and wondered if anyone ever used it in the first place.
     
  12. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,117
    1,168
    Jan 2, 2009
    Gambia, The
    doesnt the 3ds have that other message thing going on now?
    you can still draw and make pictures and pass them to people that are so close you might as well just talk to them :3
    but at least its a funny way to share pictures sometimes


    also, pictochat did have a few fans. people actually did art on that thing. some even made little animations and comics and posted those online. it was funny and things drawn on the ds always looked a little better than they should have looked too.
    obviously though, in the west, those things were unneeded. people with consoles often dont live near one another. its a whole other thing in japan, where you'd have all 4 chatrooms filled if you checked at a trainstation or during a break in some schools
     
  13. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    Banned
    2,084
    792
    May 11, 2011
    United States
    Puertorico
    i use it once to copy on a exam
     
  14. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    8,012
    11,571
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    The guys moderating that exam must have been super shit.
     
  15. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    Banned
    2,084
    792
    May 11, 2011
    United States
    Puertorico
    they were in the idea it was a calculator
     
  16. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,117
    1,168
    Jan 2, 2009
    Gambia, The
    not buying it.
     
  17. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    8,012
    11,571
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    The guys moderating that exam must have been super thick.
     
  18. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    Banned
    2,084
    792
    May 11, 2011
    United States
    Puertorico
    this was when the ds first came out my old ds phat also our schools are shitty teacher sleep on class sometimes while chewing gun
     
  19. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    6,671
    6,751
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States

    [​IMG]
     
    BAHIM Z 360 and chavosaur like this.
  20. qweasd123

    qweasd123 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    117
    3
    Jan 13, 2011
    DS is useful.